Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
like a jewuly 4th parade or a civil rights march or street theatre. i feel americans have the right to enjoy and use and discourse in our great streets and great sca squares. the boston common just in my backyard, these are important places for us to go to safely. >> as a marathoner, somebody who's been so involved in what seems at least from the outside like marathon culture, not even sure if that's the way you think about it. i top out at two miles, then i fall down. as somebody who's been so involved for so many decades, when you think ahead about the future here, do you imagine these events looking different in the future as we try to balance safety and freedom, and the kind of joy these events are associated with for you we're thinking about that now and in the fall, we had hurricane sandy canceling the new york city marathon at the last moment. it is weighing heavily on our minds now. there are going to be people, let's face it, great runners, who are going to decide not the spend 3 or $4,000 across the country to a big marathon where they might feel threatened, but i've talke
Apr 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a reflection from the chair of the new england interfaith council and the civil rights outreach director of the american islamic -- the american isla mic congress. >> in the name of god, the most compassionate and most merciful, mr. president, governor patrick, mayor menino, and fellow citizens, we are gathered together to mourn the loss of life in a criminal attack on our community. what happened on monday has shocked and horrified us, but it has also brought us together. i ask you to share the message my my community's culture.-- , community scripture. i want tcisa t ld i was living at the time in damascus, syria. one afternoon while walking back home from school, i experienced the terror of a car bomb that exploded on my route. i will never forget the sound of the blast, the rush of hy, and the anger and the fear. these feelings returned on monday. it is a line from the muslim holy scripture, the passage declares it is inspired by the jewish tradition, that "whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all of mankind.
Apr 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
that determination, then why wouldn't we let, you know, right-wing sue prem civils who actually killed killed approximately 200 americans in 2012 make that determination for us. make sort of we are in a grandiose environment, we are warriors as opposed to common criminals who should be should be investigated and based on that investigation prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? many people have made grandiose claims about wanting to be in a war. how that ends up getting decided is based on facts on the ground. it is based on law and facts not on suppositions or on the grandiose claims of people who would like to be bigger than they are. >> host: him ma shamsi with the aclu, american civil libertis. and cliff may, foundation for defense of democracies. he writes a weekly column distributed by scripps howard news service and contributes to nationalreview.online, townhall.com among other publications a lot of folks want to talk to you. let's get back to the lines. charles, wood bridge, virginia, republican, go ahead. >> caller: thanks. you know i am a republican and i am an american obviou